Posts Tagged ‘Art Basel’

NEWS///MIAMI///HEAD OF ART BASEL PREDICTS DIRE YEAR FOR THE ART FAIR

December 4, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Basel, Miami, News  |  Comments Off

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The doormat at this year's Art Basel Miami seems errily appropriate...

With the seventh annual installment of the reliably trashy and hedonistic art extravaganza known as ART BASEL set to officially kick off tomorrow, the economic crisis at large is bound to be the event's show-stealer, inevitably drawing attention away from the naked late nite revelry and spending orgies of years past. Speaking to German news source SPIEGEL this week, MARC SPIEGLER, one of the fair's two heads predicted, "most galleries will probably not break any records this year." The report went on to detail the grim reality facing the fair's thousands of international dealers this year as art movers try to make numbers in a time of global economic uncertainty. READ ON: Read More

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SWITZERLAND///ART BASEL 2008: THE RECAP…

June 11, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Basel, News, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

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Tom Sachs: locked and loaded...

Better known as the "Olympics of the art world," the mammoth art convention that is the real ART BASEL, as in Basel Switzerland, not Miami, was in full effect last week in the land of money and chocolate. Luckily, our international man of mystery MISTER G was on the spot to take in the debauchery and bring us a glimpse of some of the exhibition's greatest hits. Also on display at this year's Basel—now in its 38th year—was NIKE's aesthetic celebration of the checkered ball in the form of "ART/OF/FOOTBALL," a user generated content exhibition curated in conjunction with SHOWstudio as part of Basel's DESIGN/MIAMI fair. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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